Meet the 10 People Protecting Dallas’ Natural Gifts

DMagazine Originally Posted: March, 2017 These conservationists are on the front lines of a battle to save the Trinity River landscape. Tim Dalbey An archaeologist and paleontologist, Dalbey has studied the Great Trinity Forest for more than two decades. Of particular interest is the area around Big Spring. Dalbey, who earned his doctorate from SMU, is known as the man to talk to when it comes to the Native American tribes (the Caddo, among them) that settled there as early as 11,000 years ago. Bill Holston Holston, the executive director of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, is probably better recognized for his hobby: hiking across North Texas on weekend mornings, usually with a group of fellow master naturalists often on the banks of [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on Meet the 10 People Protecting Dallas’ Natural Gifts

Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 21, 2017 On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Dr. Eric Meeks, historian and current Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, part of Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, spoke about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border, as it relates to the current national debates surrounding the U.S. border and immigration. “With the election of Trump, the border has become front page news every day,” Meeks said. The lecture took place in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall where the estimated 120 audience was mostly locals, instead of students. The outreach into the Dallas community shows how central this topic has recently become. Eliana Miranda, a Dallas-based painter, centrals her work around immigration. “I paint about the border [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History|Comments Off on Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution

KERA Think Originally Posted: February 22, 2017 One hundred years ago this month, the Russian Empire collapsed with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II. Daniel Orlovsky, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies at SMU, and Boris Kolonitsky, Russian Revolution History Chair at the European University in St Petersburg, Russia, join us to talk about how the Russian Revolution brought about the Soviet Union and eventually the Russia of today. They’ll speak at “The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Centennial View,” a symposium at SMU. READ MORE

By | February 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution

Event: March 2, Scientology Defined

Event Date: 03/02/2017 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 7:30 pm Listen to two members of the church of Scientology candidly speak about their beliefs. Come with questions! Sponsored by the Religious Studies Club. For more information contact: tmalexander@smu.edu    

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Meet the PGA Tour’s geekiest golfer: Bryson DeChambeau on his passion for tech, physics, data

GeekWire Originally Posted: February 17, 2017 Bryson DeChambeau is clearly the PGA Tour’s geekiest golfer. The 23-year-old California native who earned a physics degree from Southern Methodist University has brought his data-driven, science-influenced, and exceptionally eccentric philosophy to the world’s top professional golf circuit in a big way. GeekWire had a chance to catch up with DeChambeau last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the PGA Tour pro was helping promote a new smartphone app from Bridgestone that helps golfers find the best golf ball for their game. READ MORE

By | February 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Physics|Comments Off on Meet the PGA Tour’s geekiest golfer: Bryson DeChambeau on his passion for tech, physics, data

Dr. Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History, appears on Good Day to talk about challenges facing the Trump administration

Fox4 Originally Posted: February 20, 2017 The first 100 days: Trump vs the press. Watch  

By | February 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Dr. Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History, appears on Good Day to talk about challenges facing the Trump administration

Event: March 1, THIRD RAIL SERIES | Hope or Alarm in the Age of Trump

Event Date: March 1, 2017 Time: 7 pm *NEW Location: Mack Ballroom, Third Floor, Umphrey Lee Center, SMU 3300 Dyer StreetDallas, TX 75205 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-rail-series-hope-or-alarm-in-the-age-of-trump-tickets-32162592179

By | February 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: March 1, THIRD RAIL SERIES | Hope or Alarm in the Age of Trump

Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and SMU invite the entire University community to a special event on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scott Wing, curator of fossil plants at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will speak on “Past, Present & Future – The Truth Is In the Fossils.” A catered reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m., with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet service is available. Dr. Wing’s lecture is co-hosted by Dedman College’s Scott-Hawkins Lecture Series and the Perot Museum’s Founders Circle Lectures, and presented by Charles Schwab. The event is free and requires an RSVP (two guests per response maximum). To RSVP or request additional guests, contact the Perot Museum, 214-756-5729. READ MORE

By | February 20th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

Event: March 1, Introduction to Vectorization on ManeFrame

Event Date: March 1, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc

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Human rights grad’s ‘dream job’ to help program fulfill its dreams

Overheard @SMU Originally posted: February 16, 2017 “The Embrey Human Rights High School Chapters project is in its infancy, but we’re cultivating it based on the energy we get from DFW youth, who really want meaningful human rights education.” Lisa Walters-Vargas –  Lisa Walters-Vargas, new community outreach coordinator for the Embrey Human Rights Program. After earning B.S. degrees in human rights, Spanish, and cultural anthropology from SMU in 2014, Lisa headed to Quito, Ecuador, to work with United to Benefit Ecuadorian Children (and last April helped with earthquake disaster relief). Then came two momentous opportunities: Marrying the love of her life and landing her SMU “dream job.” While everyone’s happy to have Lisa 2,500 miles closer to home, one person has been positively beaming since her return to campus last October: Her father and career inspiration, SMU Assistant [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on Human rights grad’s ‘dream job’ to help program fulfill its dreams
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